BHC2016

General Information

General information

Dates: 22-23 February 2016
Location: MPIfR, Bonn, Germany

SOC / LOC

Scientific Organizing Committee / Local Organising Committee

Ciriaco Goddi (IMAPP, Nijmegen, NL)

Registration

Registration Fees

There is no registration fee for this workshop, and no registration deadline.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Logistics

Venue

The conference will take place in the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie.
Free coffee, tea and cookies are available in the meeting rooms. Lunch will be served in the canteen, but comes at your own expense.

Lunch will be available from the canteen, at your own expense

Conference dinner

A social dinner is being planned in the city center of Bonn.

Hotel

There a number of good hotels in Bonn is at a 15-30 minute walking distance from the venue.

Participants

List of participants

There are 42 participants.

Name Affiliation
1 Alef, Walter MPIfR Bonn
2 Brinkerink,
Christiaan
RU Nijmegen
3 Bronzwaer, Thomas RU Nijmegen
4 Connors, Riley University of
Amsterdam
5 Crumley, Patrick University of
Amsterdam
6 Davelaar, Jordy RU Nijmegen
7 De Laurentis,
Mariafelicia
University of
Frankfurt
8 Desvignes, Gregory MPIfR Bonn
9 Dexter, Jason MPE
10 Eatough, Ralph MPIfR Bonn
11 Eldering, Bob JIVE
12 Falcke, Heino RU Nijmegen
13 Fraga Encinas, Raquel RU Nijmegen
14 Fromm, Christian University of
Frankfurt
15 Goddi, Ciriaco RU Nijmegen
16 Janßen, Michael RU Nijmegen
17 Kettenis, Mark JIVE
18 Konoplya, Roman University of
Frankfurt
19 Kramer, Michael MPIfR Bonn
20 Krichbaum, Thomas MPIfR Bonn
21 Liu, Kuo MPIfR Bonn
22 Markoff, Sera University of
Amsterdam
23 Mizuno, Yosuke University of
Frankfurt
24 Moscibrodzka, Monika RU Nijmegen
25 Müller, Cornelia RU Nijmegen
26 Olivares, Hector University of
Frankfurt
27 Porth, Oliver University of
Frankfurt
28 Psaltis, Dimitrios University of Arizona
29 Rezzolla, Luciano University of
Frankfurt
30 Ros, Eduardo MPIfR Bonn
31 Roy, Alan MPIfR Bonn
32 Rottmann, Helge MPIfR Bonn
33 Schuster, Karl IRAM
34 Small, Des JIVE
35 Szomoru, Arpad JIVE
36 Tilanus, Remo RU Nijmegen
37 Torne, Pablo MPIfR Bonn
38 van Bemmel, Ilse JIVE
39 Verkouter, Harro JIVE
40 Wex, Norbert MPIfR Bonn
41 Younsi, Ziri University of
Frankfurt
42 Zhidenko, Alexander University of
Frankfurt
Programme

Programme

Please download here the programme as a pdf file: BHC-F2F_20160222_programme

 

BlackHoleCam Face-to-Face Meeting Programme

February 22-23(+24) 2016, MPIfR, Bonn

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Monday 22nd

(Science Presentations)

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09:00 – 09:50 Registration

09:50 – 09:55 Welcome

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Session I: Theory I

Chair: Luciano Rezzolla (ITP Frankfurt)

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09:55 – 10:00 Chair: Intro & Setup

10:00 – 10:15 Oliver Porth Status of the BlackHoleAccretionCode (BHAC)

(12+3 min) (ITP Frankfurt)

10:15 – 10:25 Ziri Younsi Ray-tracing and radiative transfer in general relativity

(8+2 min) (ITP Frankfurt)

10:25 – 10:45 Alexander Zhidenko A general parametrization of axisymmetric black holes

(17+3 min) & Roman Konoplya in metric theories of gravity

(ITP Frankfurt)

10:45 – 10:50 Mariafelicia De Laurentis Pulsar dynamics in arbitrary black-hole spacetimes:

(4+1 min) (ITP Frankfurt) spherically symmetric case

10:50 – 10:55 Hector Olivares GRMHD simulations with constrained transport in BHAC

(4+1 min) (ITP Frankfurt)

10:55 – 11:00 Christian Fromm Simulation of parsec-scale jets

(4+1 min) (ITP Frankfurt)

11:00 – 11:15 Dimitrios Psaltis Variability in EHT imaging of Sgr A* & data interpretation

(12+3 min) (University of Arizona)

11:15 – 11:35 (Short) Coffee Break

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Session II: Theory II

Chair: Heino Falcke (Radboud Nijmegen)

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11:35 – 14:40 Chair: Intro & Setup

11:40 – 11:55 Monika MoscibrodzkaModeling radiation from jets using GRMHD simulations:

(12+3 min) (Radboud Nijmegen) mass loading & particle acceleration & radiation

11:55 – 12:00 Raquel Fraga-Encinas Probing spacetime around Sgr A*

(4+1 min) (Radboud Nijmegen) using modeled VLBI closure phases

12:00- 12:05 Thomas Bronzwaer Polarized Radiative Transfer in General Curved Spacetimes

(4+1 min) (Radboud Nijmegen)

12:05 -12:10 Jordy Davelaar Modelling M81 with a tilted accretion disk

(4+1 min) (Radboud Nijmegen)

12:10 – 12:25 Sera Markoff – Particle acceleration at extreme low-accretion rates:

(12+3 min) (UvA) hints from Sgr A*, M87 and X-ray binaries

12:25 – 12:30 Patrick Crumley Particle Acceleration in Mildly Relativistic Shocks

(4+1 min) (UvA)

12:30 – 12:35 Riley Connors Using mass-scaling to study accretion and

(4+1 min) (UvA) particle acceleration at the lowest luminosities

12:35 – 12:50 Jason Dexter Mapping the interstellar scattering towards the Galactic center

(12+3 min) (MPE)

12:50 – 14:00 Lunch

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Session III: VLBI Observations

Chair: Ciriaco Goddi (Radboud Nijmegen)

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14:00 – 14:05 Chair: Intro & Setup

14:05 – 14:20 Rusen Lu Anatomy of the horizon-scale structure of Sgr A*

(12+3 min) (MPIfR) with a resolution of ~3 Schwarzschild radii

14:20 – 14:35 Christiaan Brinkerink Asymmetric structure in Sgr A* at 3mm from closure phase

(12+3 min) (Radboud Nijmegen) measurements with VLBA, GBT and LMT

14:35 – 14:40 Cornelia Mueller Efforts towards amplitude calibration and imaging of Sgr A*

(4+1 min) (Radboud Nijmegen) from the 3mm VLBA+LMT+GBT observations

14:40 – 14:45 Michael Jansen VLBI imaging and modelling of the jet in M87

(4+1 min) (Radboud Nijmegen)

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Session IV: Pulsars

Chair: Michael Kramer (MPIfR)

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14:45 – 14:50 Chair: Intro & Setup

14:50 – 15:05 Pablo Torne Pulsed emission at millimetre wavelengths

(12+3 min) (MPIfR)

15:05 – 15:15 Kuo Liu Pulsar observations with the LMT

(8+2 min) (MPIfR)

15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break

15:45 – 16:00 Ralph Eatough On-going & future pulsar surveys of the Galactic Centre

(12+3 min) (MPIfR)

16:00 – 16:15 Gregory Desvignes ALMA and pulsars

(12+3 min) (MPIfR)

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Session V: Observatories / Instruments

Chair: Remo Tilanus (Radboud Nijmegen)

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16:15 – 16:30 Karl Schuster VLBI at IRAM, and status report on NOEMA

(12+3 min) (IRAM)

16:30 – 16:45 Robert Laing VLBI at ALMA (remote)

(12+3 min) (ESO)

16:45 – 16:55 Helge Rottmann Current APP status

(8+2 min) (MPIfR)

16:55 – 17:05 Alan Roy Outfitting mm-VLBI with polarization capability

(8+2 min) (MPIfR)

18:30 Workshop Dinner

(place to be confirmed)

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Tuesday 23rd

(WG Reports and Plenary Discussion)

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09-00 – 09:15 Remo Tilanus (Radboud Nijmegen) – Project update

09:15 – 10:30 Reports from WG 1

Chair: Ilse van Bemmel (JIVE)

Rapporteurs:

(15 min) Ilse van Bemmel (JIVE) Overview of software and simulation development

(15 min) Des Small (JIVE) Towards a CASA fringe fitter

(15 min) Mark Kettenis (JIVE) mm-VLBI data reduction in CASA

(15 min) Roger Deane (Rhodes/SKA) MeqSilhouette: a mm-VLBI simulator

(15 min) Tariq Blecher (Rhodes/SKA) MeqSilhouette: Demonstration of capabilities

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45 Reports from WG 2

Rapporteur: Yosuke Mizuno (ITP Frankfurt)

Monika Moscibrodzka (RU Nijmegen)

11: 45 – 12:20 Reports from WG 3

Chair: Remo Tilanus (Radboud Nijmegen)

Rapporteurs:

(15 min) Bob Eldering (JIVE) eVLBI

(10 min) Helge Rottmann (MPIfR) Correlator upgrades

(10 min) Remo Tilanus (Radboud Nijmegen) Demo remote control system for VLBI

12:20 – 12:50 Report from WG 4

Rapporteur: Michael Kramer (MPIfR)

12:50 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Plenary discussion I

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30 Plenary discussion II

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Wednesday 23rd

(Theory brainstorming sessions)

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Session I Demonstration and brief hands-on session of new 3D AMR-GRMHD code BHAC

Session II Discussion how to read BHAC GRMHD simulation data for post-processing GRRT calculation .